Dr. Amiya Waldman-Levi, PhD, OTR/L is an Associate Professor at the Occupational Therapy Program at Long Island University and research fellow at the Research Institute for the Health & Medical Professions Ono Academic College, Israel. Dr. Waldman-Levi errand her BSc, MSc, and PhD degrees from the School of Occupational Therapy at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem Israel. She pursued with two post doctorate trainings: the first focused on parent-child observational assessments, attachment representations and play; and the second post doctorate training focused on assessment and intervention of adults with cognitive and executive deficits with research venues in assessment and intervention effectiveness. Dr. Waldman-Levi research studies employ both basic and applied methods in the areas of co-occupation, hope and wellbeing across the life span. Dr. Waldman-Leviís research agenda has been to pursue the associations and contribution of socio-emotional factors to co-occupations (parenting and playfulness) and to healthy aging. Currently, she is collaborating with other researchers on several projects that address co-occupation, i.e., the manifestation of playfulness among parents and their offspring; developing a comprehensive assessment of parent support of their young childrenís playfulness picture; and the affects of prolong exposure to trauma on co-occupation. In the area of healthy aging, the focus is on manifestation of elderly protective personality characteristics and how it impact on their sense wellbeing and participation. Dr. Waldman-Levi successfully disseminated her scholarly work in both national and international conferences as well as scientific journals.
Dr. Amiya Waldman-Levi Research Interests are Co-occupation, parent-child joint play and playfulness; healthy aging wellbeing and participation; research methodology- assessment and intervention effectiveness.